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The Quays Bar and Restaurant

17 Westbourne Pl, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 4813539
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Ranked #5 of 22 restaurants in Cobh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to eat here several times while visiting my family in Cobh. Great location and friendly staff. Tapas are excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a coffee and cake in the Quay in the afternoon, service wasn't great but made allowance as it was very busy. As the setting was beautiful as was the evening, decided to try it for dinner. Much better service and food was excellent. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in Cobh, particularly on a sunny evening... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We were very busy at lunch time but the service should still have been our usual standard. I am so glad you came back in the evening for dinner and saw us at our usual level of service and great food. I hope to welcome you back to the Quays Bar &... More

Newbridge, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a really nice meal here and what made it a bit more special was having the meal outside overlloking the harbour. The views were really lovely. The service was excellent and the food was really nice. A very relaxed atmosphere.

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed us here at the Quays Bar & Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Lisa More

Ireland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited this pub/restaurant recently and i was ashamed to have recommended this place to some friends, they ordered two platters of seafood tapas and were charged a huge €60 for them, this was extortion as the seafood was sparse and poor. This restaurant was in previous years fairly good but has disimproved greatly, what a shame, it has the best... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

I am great full for your feedback and so very sorry to hear that you are less than happy that you recommended us. While I appreciate €30 per tapas platter sounds expensive, can I just clarify that a platter of tapas has 5 servings on, which works out at €6 per person which is very reasonable. Our fish is delivered... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I don't write reviews but having read some of the previous reviews I thought I must record my findings. Its been two years since I visited Cobh and having read the reviews below I thought I must see for myself what had gone wrong with the Quays as I had a fantastic lunch there before Well I don't know where... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you back to the Quays Bar & Restaurant in the near future Kind Regards Lisa Higgins More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have been there on numerous occasions with my family when I come to Cobh on holiday. You wait a long time for your food and when it comes it's not that great and also a bit over priced. But the most annoying thing about the place is the attitude of the owner, a very rude individual who doesn't much care... More

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Cork
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I went here with my husband and daughter and sat outside as no one to show us to seat , after 5 min had to go looking for menus , after 10 min had to go looking for some one to take order after 30 min had to ask what was going on with our food , came in the... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We were so sorry to hear that your experience was far from our usual standard. Would it be possible to send us a contact telephone number, as we would like the opportunity to discuss your experience with you. Regards Lisa Higgins More

Rathcormac, Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Myself, my husband and 2 young sons visited Cobh last Sunday. Our initial choice of eatery was Titanic Bar and Grill but after reading poor reviews on TripAdvisor, we opted for another recommend place and ended up here. Food was ok and a bit on the pricey side. There was no 'roast of the day' option, but fish, chicken and... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine Thank you for taking the time to review the Quays Bar & Restaurant. I am so sorry for the error regarding your cappuccino, which we amended and apologised for on the day, this was a human error and again we are sorry for this mistake. With regard to the €3 for the cordial, can I just clarify that... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Ate there this evening after seeing it was number 3 on trip advisor, very poor, waitress was less than interested about working there, my husband chowder was cold, I ordered the advocado & prawn salad, advocado was inedible as it wasn't ripe,left such a bad after taste. Told the waitress about the bad meal while requesting the bill, couldn't have... More

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Quayssales, Director of Sales at The Quays Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear OFolan I am very sorry to hear that your experience was far from our usual standards. We would love the opportunity to discuss your issues with you. Can you please forward us a contact number at your convenience and we would be delighted to chat further. Kind Regards Lisa Higgins More

Irish in Malaysia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been here a few times but yesterday was disgraceful. I had about 40 minutes to spare and decided to take in the fabulous surroundings with the sea and the Dawn princess ship from Australia. A superb sunny day calls for a glass of chilled savignon blanc. The bar was quiet but medsy with dirty glasses everywhere. It took... More

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